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List of Companies That Are Using Biz Funk (AKA Non-Software or Non-Developer) Agile

I have been unable to find a simple list of companies that are using agile / lean for biz funk purposes (e.g., marketing, content development, finance, etc).  So I figured I’d create my own list.  I’ve only included examples that I could verify with at least one source.  Not a perfect method, since not everything on the internet is truthy, and some of the links are a few years old, but it is a start.  So consider this list to be one of those “living documents.”  And you can help to keep it alive!  If you know of another company that is using biz funk agile, please feel free to suggest it (and your source) in the comments.

Company Name, Team Type, Comment / Source(s):

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April 1st: Jira for Kids!

Since watching the Ted Talk on having your family go agile, I’ve been thinking about how best to create a family-friend agile physical board.  My thought was to get a magnetic whiteboard, and then use magnetic whiteboard tiles as the “stickies.”

But then I came across this Jira solution and thought maybe my family can go all digital!

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Ted Talk: Treat Your Kids Like a Team of Agile Software Developers and Lower Your Family Stress

Are you an overwhelmed parent, going to be a parent soon and determined not to be overwhelmed, or curious about why all the parents you know are overwhelmed?  Check out this Ted Talk by Bruce Feiler.  He suggests stealing from agile software development to help make family sanity possible again.

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Good Reads

From time to time I’ll post what I think are the best agile / lean articles I’ve read over the last few months.  Feel free to suggest additional articles in the comments!

  • Agile Product Ownership in a Nutshell: I love everything Henrik Kniberg does, so forgive me if this video isn’t specifically focused on Biz Funk agile…I still think it is a great starting point and gives you a great bang for your 15min buck.
  • This set of slides is also by Henrik Kniberg.  Agile for your home!  I love how he uses visuals to demystify a lot of the agile / lean terms…and show the value of using it to organize your personal life.  Fun to scroll through…sort of like looking at the Facebook photos of a friend of a friend.
  • A 35min video / slide presentation on using Biz Funk agile to make bathtubs!  Save this one for when your netflix streaming queue runs dry.

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